Globalisation and an Emerging Global Middle Class

4 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2009


Globalisation has expanded the size of the global middle class. This expansion will change consumption patterns and shift the balance of spending power to middle-income economies. Rapid growth rates of the middle class in China and India have played a decisive role in creating the middle-income bulge. By 2030 the global middle class has been projected to grow to two billion. It is of note that a large middle class was also created during the first era of globalisation.

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Das, Dilip K., Globalisation and an Emerging Global Middle Class. Economic Affairs, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 89-92, September 2009, Available at SSRN: or

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